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2/21/13 9:18 AM
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Awesome blog, looking forward to week 5.
2/27/13 3:53 AM
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Luke's latest blog, and again he apologises somewhat for being late:

http://www.yourmma.tv/news/details.asp/id/2644/luke-barnatt-tuf-17-blog-week-5.htm

This time he recaps the episode, talks about heading to Portland to train with Chael, and gives his experience of UFC 157. This bit in particular I liked:

Urijah Faber climbing up Ronda's back and trying to get his second RNC victory of the night was highly entertaining, but I honestly thought he had better armbar defence than that... I was really confused by the fact he was wearing a bra too, but you know some guys are into that shit.
2/27/13 4:11 AM
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I met him at 157, he said he wasn't expecting to be famous, haha! Seemed like a cool guy, I hope he does well on TUF and in the UFC. Phone Post
2/27/13 6:47 AM
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2/28/13 2:25 PM
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"My personal highlight of the whole experience was sharing a bed with John (as we do often... it's not gay aslong as you have an underhook and there is no eye contact) and the door flying open in the morning, getting woken up by bBsping in his pants (underwear for you American wankers) saying, "Rise and shine you homos, time to get up!"

I laughed hard at this!
2/28/13 2:32 PM
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3/1/13 5:52 AM
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Legendash - "My personal highlight of the whole experience was sharing a bed with John (as we do often... it's not gay aslong as you have an underhook and there is no eye contact) and the door flying open in the morning, getting woken up by bBsping in his pants (underwear for you American wankers) saying, "Rise and shine you homos, time to get up!"

I laughed hard at this!

Haha yeah, that was great.

3/22/13 5:48 AM
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Well, Luke's been AWOL for a while but he makes up for it in this pretty epic return to form:

http://www.yourmma.tv/news/details.asp/id/2684/luke-barnatt-tuf-17-blog-the-return.htm

He goes in HARD on Jones, talks about his training camp with Sonnen, the quarter finals matchups and much more.

FRAT, but worth it.

3/22/13 6:14 AM
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Luke has a very dry sense of humour and sometimes does come out sounding like Frankie Boyle but that was hilarious. Look forward to Jay getting on his arse and making Bigs do them weekly again.

Right I'm off to talk about Jordan's handicapped child...
3/22/13 6:42 AM
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3/22/13 7:00 AM
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Chael Sonnen's first pick for TUF 17, Luke Barnatt, is blogging over at Your MMA. Dubbing himself 'The European Gangster', Barnatt has long been known as an interesting character on the UK MMA scene. However, now he gets international exposure with The Ultimate Fighter.

He also gets the first fight post-eliminations after a good win in the first episode.

Stay tuned to his blog. He doesn't hold back, it's a great read! Some of his nicknames for the other contestants include 'Wifeless Wonder', 'Serial Killer', 'Mr DOuchetastic' and 'The Jamaican Spider Monkey'.

The first installment is here, talking about making weight, the fights and his thoughts on the picks etc:

The American Gangster won the coin toss (obviously) and he decided to pick the first fighter. Being British I expected Chael to look the other way when it came to the name Luke Barnatt. I expected him to look at someone like Jimmy with exceptional wrestling credentials rather than a lanky British white boy! But in fact he saw the inner gangster in me.... and made The Bigslow the number one pick for TUF 17.

 

Then everyone else got picked... who really cares in what order? Only number and last place matters... so me! and then Dylan Andrews was the scraps left over that little JJ had to pick up. A 16-4 vet who has fought the likes of Brian Ebersole was left for last place... which was pretty astonishing! But when you think a British 5-0 badass who has only been fighting professionally for about 1 year was picked first, then you know it’s all fucked up!

Week 1:http://www.yourmma.tv/news/details.asp/id/2573/luke-barnatt-tuf-17-blog-week-1.htm

Week 2: http://www.yourmma.tv/news/details.asp/id/2586/luke-barnatt-tuf-17-blog-week-2.htm

Week 3: http://www.yourmma.tv/news/details.asp/id/2605/luke-barnatt-tuf-17-blog-week-3.htm

Week 4: http://www.yourmma.tv/news/details.asp/id/2633/luke-barnatt-tuf-17-blog-week-4.htm

Week 5: http://www.yourmma.tv/news/details.asp/id/2644/luke-barnatt-tuf-17-blog-week-5.htm

The Return (22nd March): http://www.yourmma.tv/news/details.asp/id/2684/luke-barnatt-tuf-17-blog-the-return.htm

Seems like a good dude. Going to read his blogs tonight after work. Phone Post
3/22/13 12:03 PM
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PL Soldier - Luke has a very dry sense of humour and sometimes does come out sounding like Frankie Boyle but that was hilarious. Look forward to Jay getting on his arse and making Bigs do them weekly again.

Right I'm off to talk about Jordan's handicapped child...

Haha, who is this?! I can't keep control of the European Gangster.

My favourite laugh out loud moment from this one was:

"Even if Bubba was a bit of a dick (when I say a bit of a dick, you guys know I mean a proper wanker right?)....."

3/22/13 12:48 PM
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The return blog was a great read, thanks
3/22/13 12:53 PM
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Didn't him and John McGuire go to train with Chael for a couple months (maybe still there?) Phone Post
3/22/13 1:02 PM
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aaronlynton -  Didn't him and John McGuire go to train with Chael for a couple months (maybe still there?) Phone Post

Yup judging from their twitter posts, they're all still there.

This is a funny one

John Maguire        ? @MaguireTheOne

Preparing for was inspired by this week... @ZakCummings trying to get me off the stool!… http://instagram.com/p/XIhlNsgs89/

 
3/22/13 1:05 PM
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20 Mar

Me, & watching storage wars really need to go bed to get up for training but cant stop watching!

3/23/13 5:37 AM
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aaronlynton -  Didn't him and John McGuire go to train with Chael for a couple months (maybe still there?) Phone Post

Yeah, lots of talk about it in the blog.

"Now some of you insightful individuals may have taken this into account when you heard I was out here punching Chael in the face, I'm obviously dimensionally similar to the Octomom of the Octagon, so I am a pretty significant member of Chael's camp and one of his main training partners leading up to the bout. I've taken this role very seriously, kind of like Christian Bale playing the guy in the Machinist. I'm willing to do anything to carry the role of Little JJ off convincingly in sparring for Chael.

So I've prepared myself, I got some shorts like Little JJ, I've studied his fights, started imitating his moves, tried to grow a gay 'War beard' and started crawling out in sparring. But the main thing I've been doing to get into the correct mindset is pretending! Pretending to be a good Christian, pretending to be a good boyfriend and just person in general... I've taken pretending to the next level, been getting drunk with strippers and hookers, driving into trees and having as many kids as I physically can!"

3/23/13 7:31 AM
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3/23/13 9:01 AM
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aaronlynton -  Didn't him and John McGuire go to train with Chael for a couple months (maybe still there?) Phone Post

Yup judging from their twitter posts, they're all still there.

This is a funny one

John Maguire        ? @MaguireTheOne

Preparing for was inspired by this week... @ZakCummings trying to get me off the stool!… http://instagram.com/p/XIhlNsgs89/

 

Haha!

3/23/13 11:01 AM
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4/10/13 3:02 PM
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Luke Barnatt talks TUF 17 experience, Collin Hart at the Finale, Chael Sonnen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXBMhJpvmYo
4/11/13 2:06 PM
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4/14/13 10:19 AM
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Lmao he went to the casino after his fight last night, won 5 grand, got drunk then passed out hahaha

4/14/13 11:28 AM
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4/15/13 5:23 AM
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Haha, awesome. TTT for the European Gangster - I'll try and get a final blog from him :)


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